SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT NO COST THROUGH SAFEUT NATIONAL GUARD
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SafeUT National Guard is an easy, accessible, and active tool to help you through whatever situation you’re facing.
SAFEUT ANSWERS CRISIS CALLS AND CHATS—ABOUT YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE—24/7/365. THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST AND ARE ALWAYS CONFIDENTIAL. OUR COUNSELING TOPICS INCLUDE:
Depression & Anxiety
Drug & Alcohol Problems
Loss & Grief
Any Life Challenge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Crisis can affect anyone at any time. While you may never use the app for yourself, chances are someone you know may need help. The SafeUTNG app provides a way to talk to someone who is an expert in crisis intervention who will provide a listening ear for your concerns. Conversations on the app are always confidential.
SafeUTNG is available to Utah Air and Army National Guard service members, civilian personnel, and their families at no cost. It is funded through the Utah National Guard and state legislature with services provided by University of Utah Health’s Community Crisis Intervention & Support Services.
To use the SafeUTNG app, click “Chat” from the main screen of the app. After clicking “Chat,” you can directly text with a licensed counselor on the next screen.
The counselor will receive the message and quickly respond. By sending real-time chat messages to the person in crisis, the counselor gives effective, confidential counseling and referrals to whatever situation you or your loved one may be going through. Chats are confidential and are not reported to the Utah National Guard or any military personnel.
Our licensed counselors will help you create a plan to stay safe and connect you with appropriate resources. By using SafeUTNG, you will receive:
- supportive listening
- a safe & nonjudgemental space to talk
- joint problem-solving with a licensed crisis counselor
- information about community resources that might offer more support
- greater mental fitness
The SafeUTNG app is protected by a password that you create, ensuring your privacy. Our licensed counselors will only have information you choose to share with them. If you choose to share identifying information and are at risk for serious harm, our licensed counselors may get additional help to keep you safe.
Masters-level licensed counselors at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), formerlyUniversity Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), respond to all chat messages received in the app. Our counselors specialize in supportive listening, joint problem-solving, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention.
Our counselors are part of HMHI’s Community Crisis Intervention & Support Services department and are available to chat at any time, 24/7/365.
Some common issues our counselors support through the app include:
- personal stress
- work-related stress
- anxiety/depression (PTSD, PTSI)
- drug and alcohol problems
- relationship issues
- thoughts of suicide
- any life challenge
All of our licensed counselors complete extensive cultural sensitivity training to understand the unique situations Guard members, civilian personnel, and their families may experience daily.
The short answer is no. Service members and their families have the option to download SafeUTNG and utilize as they deem necessary.
Some app users might prefer to have a conversation over the phone with our crisis counselors. Tapping this button on the app will open the phone feature on your device and automatically add the SafeUTNG toll-free number to your screen. All you need to do is press the dial button to start the call.
You can call us 24/7/365 and be immediately connected. The SafeUTNG phone number is 833.3SAFENG